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The Anatomy of Melancholy and DongUiBoGam

Collection, Exhibitions, History, Literature, Reviews

Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam

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Listen: A Self-Help Book? Writing and Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy

Exhibitions, Events, History, Literature

Listen to a recording of Dr Mary Ann Lund's talk on The Anatomy of Melancholy and Robert Burton's use of writing as a form of therapy.

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The Maudsley at War

Archives, Exhibitions, History

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are currently showing archival photographs from the time the Maudsley was used as a military hospital, treating psychological casualties of WWI.

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Loose Threads 2

Archives, History

The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called into question...

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Loose Threads 1

Archives, History

A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.

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Hospital Snapshots 12

Archives, History

With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning.

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Three

Archives, History

For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Two

Archives, History

Continuing our look at the historic boardroom, our volunteer this time focuses on the shields that line the walls.

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